Welcome to My New Blog!! Planet Earth is a dazzling blue planet. The Sun, our Star glows like an ember lying on a blanket of the Milky Way Galaxy. The glamour of its majestic beauty is sparkling like a sprinkle of dew in the giant Universe. We share our beautiful common home, our world filled with natural wonders, biodiversity, wonderful animals, human culture footprints of different origins, time and places in modern spectrums and ancient history. This writer, poet, artist has a great respect for life. This Blog will share journeys and journals into the past, as well as poems, inspirational stories, tales, random thoughts, art work and pictures in our present world. Writing is a Good Therapy for the Soul. Helping others motivates me in The Journey of Life. Welcome Aboard!!

The Planet Earth is Our Common Home.

The Planet Earth is Our Common Home.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

TALE ABOUT HORSES, LOVE & HOSPITALITY.









TALE ABOUT HORSES, LOVE & HOSPITALITY.


Thank you for traveling with me in adventurous journeys in different time and places in Blogland!! Thank you so much, my friends, Clint, Sandie, Sarah, Crystal Mary and all readers for your caring ways, your food for thoughts and your cup of water for my spiritual nourishment!! Basic nutrients come from the heart, I believe.

I truly appreciate all you do. I shall Email you to show that I am grateful, plus I'll post a message for you in my next post, if you write a heartfelt comment after my creative outline. I make no plans to change my Free Google Blogspot. I have been building my Blogs for the last 2 years. Starry's passion for horses, animals and our natural environment protection is definitely a result of her passion for life, mother nature in every single form of God's Creation with lasting moral values. Yesterday is history; tomorrow is uncertain; we only have today. Let's make the best of it in Our Brotherhood of Christians in Action!!

Today's Tale is about Horses, Love and Hospitality.

Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you get a closer look, you will notice something quite interesting. One of the horses is blind... His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made him a comfortable barn to live in. This alone is pretty amazing. But if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is coming from a smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse's halter is a small, copper-coloured bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow. As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell, and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting he will not be led astray. When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he will stop occasionally to look back, making sure that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect, or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us, and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need of help. Sometimes we are the blind horse, being guided by the little ringing bell of those folks who God places in our lives. Yet at other times, we are the guide horse helping others in need to find their way. If you had a blind animal, would you help it, care for it, or put it down?? I wonder what you would do... In my case, I'll certainly help them. That is my good inner nature down to earth.

OUR ATTITUDES. The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, education, money, circumstances, failures, successes, than what other people think, say or do. Attitude is more important than appearance, gifts or skills. The remarkable thing is the fact that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. By showing a loving way, we stand for a positive attitude towards others in our present world. We can't change our past; we can't change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We can't change the inevitable. We won't please everyone. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our loving attitude. I am convinced that life is not only what happens to me, but also how I react to it. So it is with you, we are all in charge of our attitudes. You never know when someone is struggling in one way or another. Be nice with others, so that you may reach to, move and win people's hearts with the power of your love, and your nice attitude. If you change one inch at the time every single day, you'll advance a mile in no time. Change for the better, and you'll see miracles happening in your life for real. God bless!! I truly love to help the ones in need. Please, read my next post...

Until we write again.

Poet Starry Dawn.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Some News to Announce and Issues in Blogland...





Some News to Announce and Issues in Blogland...


I write a short note for you this day to let you know that I am still not able to post comments or replies in some blogs, not even in my own blogs. This issue is frustrating. At times, I get into the Anonymous mode. I wonder why, and I don't know why...

I have been unable to post comments for a long time by now. It seems as if it won't get fixed. A thought crossed my mind that I would give up blogging, I have to admit, if I didn't have such a great audience out there who read my posts worldwide. If these troubles keep on going, I'll EMAIL YOU from time to time to let you know that I still enjoy reading your posts in your blogs, and I am right there anyway. I hope and pray that you'll do the same, in order to remain friends in the Internet Blogland. I surely miss you, my dear friends. MY COMPUTER EXPERT and teacher TELLS me that BLOGGERS might PUT FILTERS in their inside blogs to prevent from unwanted people to comment in their blogs. Well, if that is so true, that fact not only breaks my heart, but also offends me to realize that I am not welcome anymore in the space of some fellow bloggers, especially if they don't REPLY to MY EMAILS. Plus, I let you all know that I am so much aware who are doing it to me, and that is a possible thing that might be happening in the Blogland Community. You see, I have been an Active Member in CHRISTIAN AMERICAN FORUMS & WEBSITES as a Poet and Writer since 2005, I truly love them, and I got my experience from them. I usually express my inner feelings at the Forums, and I am happy and proud to announce that I have hundreds of great Christian American poets and writers friends who support me, care for me and love me so very much as one whole family in Christ. I am sure that they might even be reading my posts at this time, for they certainly got the Links to My Blogs. They are mostly American poets and writers, and some English, Canadians and Australians. We are a small lovely Community of Poets, but growing each day in our Brotherhood of Christians in Action Worldwide.

I truly love Poetry, Stories, Photography, Paintings, Fine Arts, Crafts, Inspirational Thoughts, Christian Messages, nice Chit-Chat Conversations and Communications, Animals, Our Natural Environment, Lovely People and Interesting Places Worldwide, and the list of my interest for life may go on and on...

Thank you in advance for reading My Monthly Newsletters!! God bless!!

If you are my true friend, please, show it to me. Until we write again.

Poet Starry Dawn.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!





HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

My dear parents dwell in Heaven with the Lord, yet I always feel their presence by my side. I light up a candle for them and say my daily prayers. I am never alone. God and my Heavenly family are with me at all times. Have a wonderful and happy Father's Day!!

The little girl in the picture is me with my dear parents on My First Holy Communion at Church. The other picture is my aunt playing her piano.

She was a wonderful Musician, Concertist Piano Player and Soprano Singer. I love and miss them so much!!

Thank you for visiting My Monthly Newsletters!!

God bless you all, my friends!!

Poet Starry Dawn.

"The Isles of Shoals Tourism with History."



























"The Isles of Shoals Tourism with History."


I have a special fascination for beautiful places in the Geography of our world, and also for History and Historical places. I admire talented people as well in all forms of The Fine Arts. Captain John Smith discovered the rugged, storm-swept Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire in 1614. The first settlers were Robert John and Richard Cutts who came across the seas from Wales to build their huts on the islands. Later, Sir Pepperell established the fishing industry there and laid the foundation for a fabulous fortune. The largest of the island group was originally called Hog Island, but this was later changed to Appledore. Smuttynose, earlier known as Haley's Island, lies close to Appledore and at low tide Cedar and Malaga Islands are connected with the latter by a breakwater, built it is said by Captain Haley with the proceeds from four bars of silver found among the rocks. He also erected a salt works, built a rope walk and set up a windmill. Each night, he kept a lamp lighted from the sunset to sunrise to aid the mariners into the harbor formed by a breakwater. It was on Star Island that Captain Kidd was said to have buried some of his treasure. The first Isle of Shoals Lighthouse was erected on White Island, almost 6 miles off the coast of New Hampshire in 1821. It was a stone tower with the lantern about 90 feet above the water. Thomas Laighton sold his business in Portsmouth in 1839, and became keeper of the Isle of Shoals Lighthouse. Five years before, he had purchased Appledore, Smuttynose, Malaga and Cedar Islands. When Laighton retired as keeper in 1847, he had built a large hotel, "The Oceanic" on Star Island. His daughter, Celia Laighton-Thaxter (1835-1894), became one of the most popular American authors, poetess and writer in the 19th Century. The old story (true or not) tells that one night in 1873, Louis Wagner, knowing that the men were away from Smuttynose Island, rowed all the way across from the mainland in the rought waters in Wintertime just to rob fisherman Houtnet's residence. Caught and recognized by the woman from Norway, the only survivor there, it was said back then that Wagner killed two pretty girls from Norway out of the three females in the uninhabited island. Then, he returned to his dory and rowed back to the mainland late in the same night. Later, he was captured, tried and hanged. The only lady survivor accused him. To my personal point of view, that is a weird story. With today's technology, a deep investigation would take place. Poet Celia L. Thaxter lived in the Isles of Shoals at that time, and she wrote an Essay about this murder case. She called her story, "A memorable murder." Poet Celia became the hostess of her father's hotel, "The Appledore House", and welcomed many New England literary and artistic distinguished notables to the island, such as famous poets, writers, musicians, artists, painters, photographers, etc. The murders on Smuttynose Island inspired Anita Shreve to write her Novel: "The Weight of Water." A movie was made with Sean Penn in 1997. I've posted some illustrative photos with history. Have you seen the film or read the book??...
Thank you in advance for reading My Monthly Newsletters!!

Until we write again.

Poet Starry Dawn.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

HAPPY 2ND BLOGGER ANNIVERSARY!!





HAPPY 2ND BLOGGER ANNIVERSARY!!


Dear Readers, I still undergo troubles and issues with the Blogger in the Internet. I wonder why... Anyway, I truly appreciate your sincere friendship and loyalty. Please, be patient with me. I shall always come back with my dear family, lovely true friends and beloved ones. I only go away to take my personal adventures, retreats and breaks from time to time. Thank you in advance for your kind understanding when you pay your warm visits to My Monthly Newsletters!! I shall share a secret with you, my dear friends. I make plans to go into the Music World, since I am a composer. I also make plans to buy a house in Florida, and live there for my remaining time in this world, until God calls me to rest in my final journey into Eternity. You see, I've got a mind full of dreams. I am a creative artist!! I think, I inherited the hearts of my European grandparents and ancestors who were Musicians, Opera Soprano Singers and Art Painters. I am proud to carry their precious genes. I just can't wait to meet them all in Heaven. My friends, if you got my Email, you may write to me and say hello if you wish. I'll send you a message from my heart from time to time. You may also go through my olders posts, and visit all My Blogs which are listed in my personal profile, if you wish. Please, stop by to an inspirational American Website with Christian Video Poems with Music. I am sure, you'll love it!! Click in this Link:


I have been writing in American Forums since 2005. So, I've got experience by now.

God may bless you all!! Praise the Lord!!

Until we write again.

Poet Starry Dawn.